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    Kurt Trainer - will it break?

    I'm 320lbs and looking for a trainer for my mountain bike (might get some slicks). Has anyone in my weight range used a Kurt trainer? Any safety issues? Is it possible to calculate distance with a normal bike computer?
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    I don't have a Kurt, but I weigh 295 and use a trainer all the time and have no issues. For distance calculation, you will need to put your magnet on the back wheel and it should calculate just fine. Also, you might want to look into a trainer tire. They are designed to work with the trainer and last a long time. I have a dedicated wheel for my trainer so I would not have to swap tires all the time.
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    I use a Kurt Kinetic and no, it shouldn't break....mine held me in the 320ish range on down and still performs like it did when new.
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    The Kurt trainers are built like tanks and they have a lifetime waranty, go for it!

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    I have a kurt trainer. After my first ride on it, all the fluid drained out of it. I gave the complany a call and a new one was on my porch in less than a week. I have since put hundreds of rides on the trainer with no problems at all. Great trainer for a large cyclist.
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    Defiantly get some slicks on the bike before you mount it up. A trainer will destroy your knobbies on top of being loud.

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